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Head over Heels - Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skaters Zhao Hongbo and Shen Xue

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Head over Heels - Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skaters Zhao Hongbo and Shen Xue English, baby! Video Lesson
坠入爱河 — 冬奥会金牌得主花滑运动员赵宏博和申雪

Date: Mar 12 2010

Themes: Celebrity, Romance, Sports

Grammar: Simple Present Tense

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There is an English expression, “Love works in mysterious ways.” It means that you never know when you are going to fall in love, or how, or with whom.

Chinese pair figure skaters Zhao Hongbo and Shen Xue, who just won a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics, had been skating together for 15 years before they got engaged in 2007. When you see them together now, it’s clear that they are head over heels in love with each other. But did they always know that they were meant to be? Or did love develop between them over time, as they bonded on the rink?

Jason recently talked with Zhao Hongbo and Shen Xue about what it means to be head over heels. Find out how these incredible athletes fell in love.

英语中有一句话是“Love works in mysterious ways.”。意思是,你永远不知道自己会何时或者如何坠入爱河,不知道会与谁互诉衷情。
2010 年温哥华冬奥会冠军得主中国花样滑冰双人滑运动员赵宏博和申雪于 2007 年喜结连理,结婚前,他们在一起参加花滑训练和比赛长达 15 年之久。
看他们俩人现在出双入对的样子,毫无疑问,他们已经坠入爱河。但是,他们是否早就知道会走到今天这一步?或者他们因为成为冰场搭档而日久生情?
赵宏博和申雪接受了詹森的采访,谈论了坠入爱河究竟意味着什么。让我们来了解这对传奇式冰坛情侣是如何坠入爱河的。

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Xue

Xue

Hongbo

Hongbo

Jason

Jason

Xue:  Hi, everybody. I’m Xue.

Hongbo:  Hi. I’m Hongbo. We are head over heels.

Jason:  When you are head over heels in love, it means you are completely and totally in love. After skating together for more than fifteen years, Zhao Hongbo and Shen Xue realized that they were head over heels in love with each other.

Jason:  They just won the gold medal in figure skating, and they also got married a little over a year ago. And we’re gonna talk to them about what it means to be head over heels in love.

Jason:  Where did you guys learn English?

Hongbo:  In school, but not too much. Yeah. Not good enough.

Jason:  And so, when did you realize that you were in love?

Xue:  In 2007.

Jason:  Oh, OK.

Hongbo:  I’m in love in 2007.

Xue:  We have been together for many years and the love developed slowly.

Jason:  It was their first Olympics as a married couple and they came in first place. But Zhao Hongbo explains that winning the gold wasn’t as important as competing one final time with his wife. It’s clear that he’s head over heels.

Hongbo:  We knew even if we didn’t get the gold medal, we would still be very happy to experience this Winter Olympics.

Jason:  We just learned from Shen Xue that being head over heels means to be in love, and that she and her husband, Zhao Hongbo, fell in love slowly, over time. There wasn’t a moment when they thought suddenly, “Wow. I’m head over heels.” It happened over a period of years and now they’re married. This is English, baby!

 

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When you fall head over heels in love with someone, you fall really deeply in love. It’s like your love is so strong that it makes you fall over and tumble upside down. It is a powerful, exciting, and overwhelming experience.

Sometimes people fall head over heels in love right away. But for Olympic gold medal figure skaters Zhao Hongbo and Shen Xue of China, love developed gradually. They skated together for 15 years before they got engaged in 2007. They have now been married for one year. Zhao Hongbo says it was very special to skate in the Olympics with his wife.

Have you ever been head over heels in love with someone? Do you think love usually develops slowly, or does it happen very quickly?

 

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Starling Liu

China

Best wishes to you,Hongbo and Xue!

11:35 AM Mar 18 2010 |

Starling Liu

China

Best wishes to you,Hongbo and Xue!

11:35 AM Mar 18 2010 |

Starling Liu

China

Best wishes to you,Hongbo and Xue!

11:32 AM Mar 18 2010 |

Starling Liu

China

Best wishes to you,Hongbo and Xue!

11:31 AM Mar 18 2010 |

justmesuzanneesltutor

United States

This is a really nice, complete lesson.  I will definitely share it!Smile

03:11 AM Mar 17 2010 |

braow

braow

Canada

hi

 

08:56 PM Mar 14 2010 |

khaye-cee

khaye-cee

Philippines

it doesnt matter how it will be just wait for the right time :)

03:38 PM Mar 14 2010 |

limsambath

Cambodia

hi

 i'm very happy that i see all you on this web.

08:26 AM Mar 12 2010 |

limsambath

Cambodia

hi

 i'm very happy that i see all you on this web.

08:25 AM Mar 12 2010 |

timatimka

timatimka

Russian Federation

It does'n matter how it will come to you, slowly or quickly, most important what it real happened

04:03 PM Mar 07 2010 |

rykinlong

rykinlong

Hong Kong

我看了他們漂亮的滑雪比賽 Laughing

12:05 PM Mar 07 2010 |

hammouz

Algeria

hello

07:47 AM Mar 07 2010 |

nadem*

Bahamas

hi

 

02:29 AM Mar 07 2010 |

Dr.sara

Dr.sara

Saudi Arabia

this lesson is a great example of love

 

Embarassed

06:19 PM Mar 06 2010 |

kpl

kpl

Taiwan

i love playing basketball, i have been doing it for 13 years , i 'm head over heels in love with basketball.And I now work at a sporting shop, often see and touch that air toys, feel likes it 's meant to be. i'm going to get married with it !!!!!!! ha ha 

04:36 PM Mar 02 2010 |

vicky田田

vicky田田

China

I'm proud of them and their wonderful performance.best wish and good luck for them.

I hope I will find someone to head over heels in love with soon.

03:07 PM Mar 02 2010 |

youlili

Barbados

http://item.taobao.com/item_detail.jhtml?item_id=e370848cb63ce13ce37e6395d8d754a8&x_id=db1

07:13 AM Mar 02 2010 |

Rebeca Louise

Brazil

rooting*

08:56 PM Mar 01 2010 |

Rebeca Louise

Brazil

I was rooring for them and, moreorever is a great example of fellowship and dedication! My best wishes for you!  

08:54 PM Mar 01 2010 |

jinn_linkin

China

退役了都

10:57 AM Mar 01 2010 |

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